Nearly a third of Cornwall is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes some spectacular coast, the rugged uplands and the tranquil wooded river valleys. The Truro Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of 46 in the UK, is unique in that it consists of 12 separate geographical areas but is one single AONB. These sections include 10 stretches of Cornish coastline as well as the Camel Estuary and Bodmin Moor.
So, you've arrived in Truro and want to explore a bit more of the county. Why not take a boat trip or take a Cornish cycle tour, follow a trail or hire a classic car? You can also learn from guided tours that provide local knowledge and facts giving a unique experience where you can see the secrets of Truro that visitors often don’t know about. Browse our listings for ideas.
Search listings representing the very best Truro has to offer its ramblers. From walking along an inland path network of over 2,400 miles, simply taking a gentle stroll along your choice of beach, or exploring one of Cornwall's many beautiful gardens and estates, there will always be more to see and do.
Choose from a selection of family friendly activities suitable for a variety of ages throughout Truro. Search listings representing the best activities Truro has to offer, whether that be an artistic activity, a sporty activity or an unforgettable experience it ensures a wonderful day out for everyone.
Museums in Truro are places where the past comes to life, where stories get told and treasures are uncovered. From mining heritage to maritime heritage there's lots of local history to explore. Many of Cornwall's towns and villages also house small and unique museums which explore a bygone era and celebrate local histories. Search our listing below...For more information go to Museums in Cornwall
Whether you like going to the theatre, listening to live music, enjoying live entertainment, sampling local food and drink or shopping until you drop at a variety of street markets, then you'll love the festivals and events calendar in Truro. There is also a selection of annual festivals including Truro Festival of Light, the Great Cornish Food Festival and Oktoberfest to name a few.
Truro has a great selection of places to eat and drink whether you are looking to dine out at a restaurant serving exquisite cuisine or enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at one of Truro's quintessentially Cornish tea rooms and everything in between.
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Visit Truro with its fantastic high street retailers and independent shops immersed within the city's iconic history and heritage with attractions portraying Cornwall's past and present. Truro has a great selection of entertainment venues for nights out and evening entertainment. Search through our things to do in Truro results below.
Visit the finest historic houses and stately homes in Truro. The houses offer an interesting day out allowing a glimpse into the past with historic houses, artefacts and fine art waiting to be discovered. The stately homes also have beautiful gardens, land and woodland that can be explored.
Truro and Cornwall have achieved international recognition from UNESCO that has credited World Heritage Site status to ten industrial landscape areas which best represent our mining past. Truro's vibrant identity has evolved from history going back 3000 years and a rich traditional culture much of which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery found throughout the region today.